Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church June 2002

Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church June 2002

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MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

7 JUNE 2002

President Thad W. Tate convened the annual membership meeting of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) at 8:15 PMat the College of Preachers in Washington, D.C., on Friday, 7 June 2002. He noted the excellent attendance at this meeting-approximately fifty people-and reported progress on the African American Historical Collection, the Society's archival initiative. He introduced several guests: Mary Williamson McHenry (the first donor to the African American Historical Collection), Canon Thomas W. S. Logan Sr. (rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, 1945-84), and Mrs. Logan. He also introduced several officers and directors of the Society: Bishop David Brucejoslin (assisting bishop of New Jersey), Canon J. Robert Wright (historiographer of the Episcopal Church), Henry Warner Bowden (chair of the Review Committee), Michele Bowden, Aida Marsh Morgan (director of continuing education and the D.Min. program at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific), Robert W. Prichard (Arthur Lee Kinsolving Professor of Christianity in America, Virginia Theological Seminary), and John F. Woolverton (editor of Anglican and Episcopal History). Alfred A. Moss Jr., the Society's first vice president, introduced several guests: Vernon Horn (Internet projects coordinator at the American Historical Association, who has been developing the Society's website), Adrianne Dale (former program officer of the Diocese of Washington), Ellen Washington (attorney), Cheryl LaRoche (graduate student at the University of Maryland), Kara M. McClurken (archivist and historian, who won the Society's 2000 Nelson Burr Award), Brian Gibney (graduate student in biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts), Elizabeth Russey (of Union Theological Seminary in New York), and Joshua C. Woodfork (graduate student at the University of Maryland).

The members unanimously approved the minutes of the 2001 membership meeting. secretary Thomas A. Mason reported a total of 984 members, a decrease of eleven members from 995 last year, and 168 proxies for this business meeting. John F. Woolverton, chair of the Nominations and Constitutional Amendments Committee, nominated-for three-year terms on the Board of Directors-Henry Warner Bowden (for reelection), Alien C. Guelzo, and Fredrica Harris Thompsett. He also nominated J. Patrick Mauney to fill the one year remaining of Eugene Y. Lowe Jr.'s unexpired term on the Board of Directors. He also nominated-for one-year terms as officers of the Society -Thad W. Tate for president, Alfred A. Moss Jr. for first vice president, Eugene Y. Lowe Jr. for second vice president, William M. Bennett for treasurer, and Thomas A. Mason for secretary. The members unanimously elected the slate of officers and directors.

John Woolverton read resolutions, which the membership unanimously approved, in memory of Eric L. McKitrick, the Society's late second vice president, who died in New York after a long illness:

Resolved: The Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church has received the announcement of the death of Dr. Eric L. McKitrick on 24 April 2002 with great sadness. Dr. McKitrick has been for us a distinguished and dear friend. His service as both first and second vice president of the Society has been notable. He brought wit, wisdom, and devotion to our proceedings. Both the Society and the Church he loved so well will miss his learned and inspiriting presence. By this motion, we express our appreciation for his service and send to Mrs. McKitrick and his family our sincere condolences for their loss.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."(Revelation 14:13)

Eugene Y. Lowe Jr., the Society's second vice president, spoke on the African American Historical Collection, the Society's archival initiative. …

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